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Merlie Evers-Williams to Deliver Invocation for Obama


Former Bend resident and activist Myrlie Eevers-williams will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

 

Evers-Williams expressed her appreciation for the invitation; especially since 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.

 

Evers-Williams is the widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was killed in Mississippi in a racially charged murder that is credited with beginning the Civil Rights Movement.

 

Evers-Williams is currently at Alcorn State University as a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence.

 

The Presidential Inauguration also falls on Martin Luther King, Junior Day, Monday, January 21st.


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